Fiji rain garden
garden, Video

Postcard: Fiji Rain Garden

https://videopress.com/v/4ZC6WQc9?preloadContent=metadata It rains a lot in Suva. When it rains, sometimes I like to sit on our patio and watch and listen to the raindrops as they fall on the garden. It's a relaxing moment of zen.

COVID Fiji
essay, photography

My AP Story: Virus outbreak in Fiji batters economy, tests health system

Fiji was able to remain a COVID-contained country--until this April, when the outbreak really hit. COVID cases continue to rise daily, and the effect has been hard on Fiji's heavily tourism-based economy. Read my AP story and see my photo essay here. Shout out to The Washington Post, which ran my story in its Business… Continue reading My AP Story: Virus outbreak in Fiji batters economy, tests health system

Pizza Lab Suva Fiji
Food

Food Truck: Pizza Lab

Undaunted by the latest lockdowns and curfews in Suva, a new food truck has opened for business by a gas station on Ratu Mara Road. Now, you might be saying to yourself: A food truck by a gas station...can it be any good?! Yes. Yes, it can. Pizza Lab is owned by the owners of… Continue reading Food Truck: Pizza Lab

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essay, Food, garden

The Pandemic Arrives (for Real) in Fiji

We had been largely spared from the coronavirus pandemic when it first began to spread around the world last year. A few cases were found in Fiji in March 2020, and the government acted quickly to quarantine them and conduct contact tracing. There was a lockdown to try to prevent or slow viral spread, and… Continue reading The Pandemic Arrives (for Real) in Fiji

garden tomatoes Fiji
Food, garden

Growing Cherry Tomatoes

I'm happy to report that our cherry tomatoes are ripening nicely on the vine. Tomatoes, it turns out, are perennials that are typically treated as annuals because it's easier to replace plants that have already borne fruit than try to get recurring yield from them. Our current batch of tomato plants bear slightly smaller fruit… Continue reading Growing Cherry Tomatoes